As part of NPT Homes’ 2016 Community Challenge, Rhos Primary School in Pontardawe is the second transformation set to take place.
On 9th April, volunteers from Jistcourt, NPT Homes and the school picked up paint brushes, pulled on their overalls and even created a new home for the school rabbit in one of the biggest community benefits projects of the year.
Work to the school will included developing the outdoor environment by creating an allotment to grow herbs, fruits and vegetables and making a scooter/bike track for children in the community to develop their gross motor skills. Dulux donated a range of paint to enhance the general appearance of the school yard with the volunteers painting and purchasing new benches and drawing new ground markings for games and outdoor lessons.
In addition, the school shed has received a new lease of life and a new stage has been built for the children to play and perform. The school bunny, Thumper, has received a new rabbit run for him to stretch his legs and provide a safe area for the children to care for him.
Head Teacher at Rhos Primary School, Ceri Cole, said:
“Applying for NPT Homes’ Community Challenge was easy and I am so happy the school was selected this year.’
Jistcourt have also completed a Community Benefits project with NPT Homes at Tairgwaith Primary School. The works here included clearing the area of rubbish, painting new markings and games on the playground, and building a canopy in the yard for the children to enjoy.
Jistcourt’s Project Manager Dawn Hedden, added:
“We have been working in partnership with NPT Homes for over four years and have always been passionate about giving something back through the Community Challenge. This year is no exception and we have really enjoyed being part of the transformations at Rhos Primary and Tairgwaith Primary, giving the children a playground they can be proud of.”